Working with the US Department of Homeland Security, and the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Registry’s Enforcement Services Unit, the United States Attorney’s Office successfully prosecuted a Dominican National who was using a stolen identity. He was in the United States illegally and he falsely assumed the identity of a U.S. citizen.
In a plea agreement admitted to the federal offenses of False Representation of Social Security Number and Aggravated Identity Theft in the United States District Court in Boston, Massachusetts.
In December of 2014, the Dominican National, Wandil Mejia Jimenez submitted an application for a Mass. driver’s license to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles in the name of a United States Citizen, a Puerto Rican whose initials are RRL. In support of his false driver’s license application, Mr. Jimenez submitted a Puerto Rico birth certificate and Social Security card bearing RRL’s name. He used the fraudulently obtained driver’s license to open bank accounts in the victim’s name.
In November 2018, Boston Police arrested Jimenez for cocaine trafficking. He was arrested under the stolen identity based on the fraudulently obtained driver’s license. In his apartment, police found a Massachusetts driver’s license, a Social Security card, bank cards and various other forms of identification. They also found a Dominican Passport on the same of Wandil Mejia Jimenez.
Jimenez was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and 1 year of supervised probation. The Registry revoked the fraudulently obtained driver’s license. He now faces deportation.